Hotel Ground Zero

102 Minutes that Changed America

Hotel Ground Zero

There is an untold story from 9/11 - an incredible tale of 940 tourists, visitors and staff who were in the Marriott WTC Hotel, located beneath and between the Twin Towers. On that fateful day, they found themselves at the epicenter of the terrifying attack. Jet engines and burning debris rained down onto the hotel and then the falling towers destroyed the whole gleaming edifice.

Yet somehow nearly all the hotel guests escaped. And of those still trapped inside when the twin towers fell, 14 miraculously survived the devastating collapse of both towers.

102 Minutes that Changed America

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